NYC Honorary Street Names


Ramon Raimundi Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of South 2nd Street and Havemeyer Street
Honoree: Ramon Raimundi (1931-2017), a U.S. Army Veteran, was an activist who stood up for Puerto Ricans and other minorities facing discrimination. He opened doors for Puerto Ricans and African-Americans, enabling them to integrate hospital advisory boards and hospital administrations. He helped to provide quality health care to people of North Brooklyn, serving on the Greenpoint Hospital board from 1965 to 1996. Governor Hugh Carey appointed him to the newly formed State Commission for the Mentally Disabled for four years, and Governor Mario Cuomo appointed him to the New York Office of Mental Retardation and Development Disabilities, where he was president of the Board of Visitors for the Brooklyn Development Services office. He was also appointed to the New York Commission on Human Rights and dealt with investigations in the areas of housing, public accommodations, immigration, redlining, and violence against minorities and women. He organized block and tenant organizations to combat discrimination and crime. He was Vice Chairperson of School District #14 for two years and also served on the Advisory Board of the Miriam Haim Senior Center. (Reynoso)

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